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10Aug

Olympic Blog – How to Keep that Winning Smile

With London 2012 well under way, everyone is very excited about sports and all the medals Team GB is winning.  Hopefully the whole Olympic atmosphere will result in a renewed enthusiasm for sport, for people of all ages groups and maybe even to try sports they have not tried before.

If you are feeling inspired to take up a new activity, then remember to drink water to rehydrate rather than sports drinks.  Sports drinks generally contain high levels of sugar and acid which can be harmful to the enamel of the teeth, causing tooth decay and dental erosion.

Whilst exercise is very good for us, a healthy mouth is just as important as a healthy body.  If a proper oral health regime is not followed it can lead to gum disease, which has been linked to:

–       Heart disease

–       Stroke

–       Respiratory problems

–       Diabetes

–       Low birth weight and premature babies

To keep that gold winning smile just remember to:

– Brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day using a good fluoride tooth paste.

– Clean in-between the teeth (interdentally), once a day using either floss, tape or interdental brushes.

– Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend

  

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